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Wallingford Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you or someone you love has suffered undue injury and harm as an outcome of a motorcycle accident, the team at Weber & Rubano is standing by to fight for you. Our Wallingford motorcycle accident lawyers are confident in their ability to bring your case to a successful conclusion.

A consultation with Weber & Rubano is easy and free, with no strings attached. Request yours today.

Data on Motorcycle Accidents in Connecticut

Annually, an average of at least 50 motorcyclists perish on Connecticut roads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA). 2021 was one of the most dangerous on record for motorcyclists of Connecticut, with 68 individuals dying as a result of a motorcycle crash.

Whether they are fatal or result in injury only, many motorcycle accidents are not caused by the failures of the rider, but by the negligence of inattentive motorists.

That’s why a law firm with experience in motorcycle injuries and accidents can help a victim of a motorcycle accident or the family of a wrongful motorcycle-related death receive justice and compensatory wholeness.

What Damages and Compensation are You Entitled to After a Motorcycle Accident in Wallingford?

Individuals in Wallingford and throughout the state of Connecticut are eligible to receive the following damages as a result of a motorcycle accident or motorcycle-related wrongful death:

  • Physical and Emotional Injuries
  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Out of Pocket Costs and Medical Bills
  • Future Medical Costs For Ongoing Treatment
  • Punitive Damage (For Willfully Reckless Behavior)
  • Effects On Career Development

Caps on Punitive Damages vs. Actual Damages in Connecticut

While there is no cap on actual economic damages in Connecticut for personal injury cases, there is a cap on punitive damages.

The difference between punitive and actual damages, according to the Connecticut General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Research, is that punitive damages award “[victims] of a civil wrong in excess of the actual damages that the victim suffered.”

Connecticut’s punitive damages law is considered one of the strictest in the country by law scholars, with the statute capping punitive damages to cover only attorney fees and litigation costs. As punitive damages are designed to punish the at-fault party, these are only awarded if the legal team bringing the civil suit finds the third party has intentionally and knowingly caused the fraud, misconduct, malice, or negligence.

This is in contrast to damages incurred as a result of the wrongful act, including things such as “lost wages, medical expenses, property damage, and pain and suffering.” The goal of actual damages is to award compensation to victims of pain and suffering on the basis of making them whole again, not to penalize the perpetrator of the wrongdoing.

Regardless of specific damage types, a worthwhile legal firm will be driven to seek the most compensation possible in your case.

Weber & Rubano will Fight to Maximize Your Wallingford Motorcycle Accident Compensation

At Weber & Rubano, we’ve served the Wallingford, Connecticut community for over 60 years. We know the legal tribulations people like you experience on a day-to-day basis.

We’re so confident of our ability to get justice in your case that you don’t have to pay us a dime unless we win. That’s a guarantee.

Contact our Wallingford motorcycle accident lawyer today for your free, no-obligation consultation about your case.